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Untitled (orange peel)

© David Adamo

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© David Adamo

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© David Adamo

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

David Adamo

American, born 1979

Untitled (orange peel), 2014

painted bronze

overall: 3 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 3 15/16 inches (7.94 x 13.02 x 10 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Albert H. Tracy Fund, by exchange, 2015

2015:5.2

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Provenance

the artist;
Peter Freeman, Inc., New York;
April 16, 2015, purchased by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Class

Sculpture

Work Type

Sculpture (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

David Adamo’s sculptural practice involves contemplating small, everyday objects and the surreal patterns and organic shapes that result from natural processes. Works like Untitled (corn) and Untitled (orange peel) are reminders that sculpture is often an art of removal rather than accretion: the half-eaten ear of corn and castaway orange peel evoke the processes of carving and scraping from stone or wood. Adamo’s hyperrealistic sculptures, which he makes by casting real objects of seemingly little importance, blur the line between reality and illusion. The uncanny resemblance between the works and their sources may cause viewers to distrust their eyes.

Label from The Swindle: Art Between Seeing and Believing, May 26–October 28, 2018

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